Thank you! It took a while before I understood the L+F! Was in your photoserial and there I saw the same L+F also, in comments...Then the "Aha!" was there. You create beautiful photos so I am going there now for an L+F... :)
Fantastic shot, Luud! Like & Favorite!. Greetings, Renato.
Aurland is a small, characteristic, harmonious, cosy village, with many very nice houses, in all kinds of sizes, forms and colors. A Paradise, with much green! Next to the beautiful Aurlandsfjorden. Really incredible that obviously it is not so easy to find Norwegians to start living here, to build up a new life, as (young) couples. It is subsidized, I heard, but despite of that, it still seems to be possible to find a house there. Interested? :)
Days filled with much rain are very usual in this summer, 2011, here in Norway. Even then I can see the beauty of the lesser or darker kinds of grey, painting the panorama into a mysterious though peaceful landscape. Close to this Strandavatnet is a nice restaurant, where you can drink coffee, eat waffles with home made marmelade and rømme, drink a wine or a beer, sit inside or outside, and celebrate life despite of the rain.... :)
The name Hovsfjorden must have been grown out of the combination of Hovet and Fjorden: Hovetsfjorden, became Hovsfjorden, I guess, as there is Holsfjorden.... To know where Hovet might be situated you have to think into the direction of the North West in the photo here.
To find Hol you have to make a journey with your eyes over the rocks, the forest, more deep behind somewhere next to a light blue spot on the right side of the photo: that is Holsfjorden and Hol is on the left border of it... :)
Thank you for explaining, dear Sonia, I understand it completely now, and yes, I will visit your website... :)
Hol has a beautiful, small church. It is very old. You can visit it when it is open: during the holiday season of summer. It is also used for concerts. Recently a choir from St. Petersburg, Russia, was there to perform Russian Orthodox Music. You can see it here from a distance.
The "lake" you see here is Holsfjorden, and you can bike around it. A very very beautiful tour! You can find this when you cross the road on the other side of the benzin station, a few kilometers from Hol, in the direction of Hovet. Or you go from the center of Hol into the direction of Hagafoss, and go over the bridge on the right side. That is halfway Hagafoss. Wishing you a beautiful day!! :)
The lake is not a lake but a fjord..... Aurlandsfjorden... :)